Life is a shitty game. This is the thesis of Tomozaki's monologue opening the first volume. Take a look around. Notice who people are. The beautiful are beautiful, the rich are rich, the athletic are athletic. Traits are immutable. If you're a grouch, you can't just will yourself into a philanthropist. Who you are is … Continue reading You Oughta Read Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
One summer, Shota Aikawa receives what every bug enthusiast dreams of: a pet bug. But his beloved, new rhinoceros beetle doesn't just wander institutionally around his enclosement, for his newfound pet is actually a royal candidate in the fight to become the lone insect who rules over all other insects. Embodying the spirit and the … Continue reading Flash Review – Moriking
Erika Sakura has got a problem: she's so stuck on her classmate Kuzumi that she can't stand it. No matter what goes down around him, he's in his own little world, and it drives her up a wall. She tries figuring out what his deal is, but in getting to know him comes to know … Continue reading Flash Review – Kuzumi-kun, Can’t You Read the Room?
Nariyuki Yuiga's got a problem, a solution, and another problem. His problem is that he's poor and can't afford college tuition. His solution is a full school-awarded scholarship. His another problem is that in order to receive the scholarship, he has to tutor two classmates who are geniuses in specific fields but whose career interests … Continue reading Flash Review – We Never Learn
I'd like to start this post off by having us some storytime. I call it Gaudy Statue. · Once upon a time, there was a man named Bob who had a friend named Alice. One day, Alice bought a gaudy statue that weighed 19 kilos and for some reason thought it would look best high … Continue reading Evaluating What Time Paradox Ghostwriter Could’ve Done With Its Moral Dilemma (Because CBR Doesn’t Know How To)
The future is bright for Nasa Yuzaki, named for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration because his parents are parents. That bright future, however, is nearly cut short when Truck-kun mows him down. Only nearly, because a mysterious girl saves him from death, so he isn't isekaied into an MMORPG world. Instead, he falls head … Continue reading Flash Review – Fly Me to the Moon (Vol. 1-3)
The mood's pretty rotten in Tomozaki's class. Konno's crush has hooked up with one of the main heroines, and she's taking her anger out on the petite but mighty Hanabi Natsubayashi, or Tama, whose take-no-prisoners attitude isn't winning her supporters, despite Konno's daily bullying. She expresses a desire to change herself for the better, similar … Continue reading Flash Review – Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (Vol. 5)
Kinjiro Sakamachi is a tough cookie and needs to be. His little sister wakes him in the mornings by dropping an elbow on him, and his mother would do the same if she weren't traveling the world wrestling bears. A bad case of upset tummy one day leads to him discovering the secret of Subaru … Continue reading Flash Review – Mayo Chiki!
Summer vacation is tragically over for the students of the Advanced Nurturing High School, and already they're pitted against one another in fierce competition, this time athleticism being put to the test for the school-wide sports festival. However, scheming and plotting is afoot as another of the classes guns for gutting Class D alive, and … Continue reading Flash Review – Classroom of the Elite (Vol. 5)
The transition of Howl's Moving Castle from novel to film is interesting. The lot of the differences come from two sources: the adaptation process itself and the director who helmed the production, Hayao Miyazaki, who put his thumbprint on the flick. Each medium has its share of characters unique to that form, so when I … Continue reading What’s the Difference? Howl’s Moving Castle